Mary Lynn Rajskub has established herself as a versatile and dynamic actress/writer/performer through impressive television and film roles, as well as stand-out live performances. Her role as computer genius Chloe O'Brian in Fox's "24" helped earn the show a 2006 Emmy win for Best Drama, a 2006 and 2005 SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Mary Lynn was recently on the big screen in Nora Ephron's film "Julie & Julia," with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Mary Lynn also appeared in "Sunshine Cleaning," also starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Before that, Mary Lynn was seen starring as Peggy Orbison in the independent comedy "American Fork," which premiered at Slamdance as well as the Academy Award winning "Little Miss Sunshine".
Mary Lynn's film roster includes "Firewall," opposite Harrison Ford, "Legally Blonde II: Red, White and Blonde," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Punch Drunk Love," "Mysterious Skin," "Dude, Where's My Car," "Storytelling" and "Road Trip."
After arriving in Los Angeles, Mary Lynn was cast on David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's HBO critically acclaimed sketch comedy series, "Mr. Show with Bob and David." Quickly thereafter, she switched to the network's "The Larry Sanders Show." Mary Lynn followed this up with appearances on "The Army Show" for the WB and "The Downer Channel," a Steve Martin produced sketch series for NBC. Her episodic work includes "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Flight of the Conchords," "King of Queens," "NewsRadio," "Veronica's Closet" and "Good Morning Miami." She also starred in CBS' remake of "Helter Skelter."
Rajskub went to art school for painting but discovered performing arts. After her first one-woman show, she received a review saying her performance was "one of the strangest and funniest performances I have ever seen." From that moment, she began honing her skills as a comedian and dramatic actress. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their son.